By Daniel Schwabauer Writers tend to be predominately either Wordsmiths or Storytellers. Recognizing your own tendencies is not a magic formula for writing success, but it can be enlightening.
By Daniel Schwabauer Learning to write well means, in part, discovering where your talents really lie. It means uncovering your writing identity. What forgeable skills do you possess? Can you tell the difference between hardwood and iron ore?
Tineke Bryson, Staff: Brooding is uncomfortable. Embarrassing. It’s difficult to see the point, and while I wonder what the point could be, I brood some more. What should I do with my book? Should it be fiction or nonfiction? Should I scrap the manuscript and start over?
Brynn Fitzsimmons, Guest Contributor: Studying writing in college has repeatedly made me question whether I love writing enough to finish—or even like writing anymore at all. I want to share why I’ve had such a difficult time and how to avoid the discouragement I faced.
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer: Do you get burnt out partway through a rough draft because of the numerous story problems you encounter? Whether you set out with a careful outline or write by the seat of your pants, it may help to tune your ear to your own internal voice.